Greetings Grade 5 Community,
In UOI this week, 5A began the research component of our Migration Museum assessment. Students have been tasked with examining their migrant through the lens of the key concepts: reasons for migration (causation), how migration results in change (change) & perspectives related to migration (perspective). Next week we will combine our literacy focus (narrative) with UOI and write a migration story, to be delivered in the first-person at the migration museum.
In literacy, this week we continued our examination of time connectives, and began to look at different types of emotive language. The class participated in an ‘Emotive Language Battle’ where they took a standard sentence, adapted it to include a range of emotive terms, before presenting it to their opponent in front of the class. On Monday we finished reading Macbeth, and the class enjoyed an in-depth discussion around the themes of the play. 5A is eagerly awaiting the high school production coming up in November. Our guided reading also continued this week, and all groups appear to be thoroughly engaged in their books.
In Math, we began examining data in preparation for the math component of the migration assessment. Students have been reading and interpreting graphs related to migration. They were tasked with finding specific information, drawing conclusions about the data, and writing sentences to show their understandings. Next week students will need to find specific data related to their migrant, so that the information can be used to help tell their migration story.
Some of you may have noticed that the Chromebooks began coming home this week. I have granted some students permission to continue their school work at home, if necessary. Students will only be permitted to take a Chromebook home during the week, and if they have school work to go on with.
Please be reminded that Tuesday October 23rd is our field-trip to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum. We will leave school at 8.30, and plan to be back by 11.30. Please ensure your child has returned the permission slip. They will need a hat, snack, water bottle and suitable walking shoes.
Dinner Time Talk
What happened to Macbeth at the end of the play?
What do you think the moral of the play is?
What changes did your migrant experience when they arrived in their new home?